25 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS OCTOBER 2014 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events Ling now. I am sure he will get a warm reception in Australia. Dr. Swe Mon Mya from Yangon has applied for a fellowship at Kyushu University Hospital, through the WGO and Prof. Shuji Shimizu. We hope she is accepted. Telemedicine Plans to develop broad band links for teaching and consultative purposes between Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the Brisbane Convention Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital/University of Melbourne and other WGO Training Centers includ-ing Suva, are advancing, supported by Prof. Shimuzu. After his visit on August 26th, Prof. Hebbard in Melbourne immediately arranged a live transmis-sion of a registrars training session to Fiji that weekend to test the approach. It went well; we plan more sessions in association with Prof. Malani and Dr. Mai Perman. This also draws on our connections with the WGO. Other regions under consideration Engagement in other regions have been discussed. These include Cook Islands where Tony Smith is well en-gaged independently; Vanuatu (from whom we have had an invitation); East Timor (considered ready for our engagement by Glenn Guest who is a veteran visitor to East Timor); and a variety of regions in Myanmar/ Burma - first outside Yangon would be Mandalay. Endoscope Accessories We now have pipelines of transport to the South Pacific through Suva. Please keep an eye open for equipment and accessories that is redundant for home need, or nearing expiry. We are in dis-cussions with Healthscope, owners of a number of facilities, and expect this will be a wonderful lead for this. May be readers know of other opportuni-ties. A plan to invite colleagues travel-ling to Fiji for holidays with unused Solomons. We discussed the comple-mentarity of our teaching activities. We noted the ASGE Ambassador Program is diverting their attention elsewhere, leaving more of a role for our team to assist Eileen. We have a core group very keen to assist: Di Jones, Mark Norrie and Chris Hair. Training opportunities outside the region We were very pleased to support Mai Ling Perman’s (from FNU and CWMH) enrollment in the WGO Train the Trainers program at Wolver-hampton in June. She also attended the BSG meeting. This was funded principally by the Directors of the (old) GeFiTT. Dr. Aminiasi Rokocakau (Amini for short) will be spending about two months for intensive endoscopy train-ing between Geelong, Melbourne and Canberra from October 6th. Amini is a “natural” at endoscopy and we hope to bring his skill level up to support the well established expertise of Mai baggage allowance to take equipment to Nadi (or Suva) is being developed. Kerri Appleton from Cabrini will be the first to assist in this way. Interested? Join us! Our team is now over 50 people. We need more nurses and doctors, includ-ing endoscoping surgeons! From read-ing this, you will recognize many ways you can assist - at home or abroad. Let us know if you would like to attend the Meeting and Dinner on the Gold Coast on Tuesday October 21st. Please contact us! Finlay Macrae, firstname.lastname@example.org. au email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher Hair, drchrishair@gee-longgastro. com.au Anthony and Barbara Smith, abcder. email@example.com Abridged from an article in the GESA Newsletter (Left to Right) WGO trainers with postgradu-ate doctors. Peter Kateralis, Tony Clarke and Thein Htut. Gastroenterology nurses of Yangon General Hospital with Australian Nurse Unit Manager, Ms. Dianne Jones (far right). Mark Norrie (purple shirt), John Baillie (yellow shirt), Elaine Natuzzi (5th from right), Dianne Jones (3rd from right) and endoscopy unit staff. Mark Norrie in the endoscopy suite.
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